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    https://www.world.rugby/the-game/laws/guidelines/17

    we've just had a training session on this. Looks like we're moving from "all head contact to be eliminated" to "meh, sometimes shit happens"
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Default Re: new Head Contact Process

    Much better system - esp as if dangerous or reckless we still revert to the old system. Its like the contact in the air a few years back - go stupid to start with then get more realistic

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    Default Re: new Head Contact Process

    I think the process is good - but it should be in the law book. Though at least now the guidelines are on the same set of web pages and not hidden in a locked filing cabinet ....

    I also note it uses Defender to mean the team not in possession. In "‘Friendly fire’ as the two defenders clash heads" England are in possession but are in their own half. I think we need to change that definition and rewrite the laws that use it - in goal and who gets the scrum.

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    Default Re: new Head Contact Process

    appreciating this is being a bit facaetious but there doesnt appear to be penalties for players taking their own player out in the air, or striking their own player's head with force...
    Last edited by didds; 23-03-21 at 15:03.

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    Default Re: new Head Contact Process

    Quote Originally Posted by Camquin View Post
    I think the process is good - but it should be in the law book. Though at least now the guidelines are on the same set of web pages and not hidden in a locked filing cabinet ....

    I also note it uses Defender to mean the team not in possession. In "‘Friendly fire’ as the two defenders clash heads" England are in possession but are in their own half. I think we need to change that definition and rewrite the laws that use it - in goal and who gets the scrum.
    I think the terms should be abandoned.

    changing the definition so that attacking = in possession brings its own problems - eg you have a lineout or scrum on your own 5m line ---- emotionally you really don't feel like you are 'attacking'

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    I wish World Rugby would indicate where the decision in the video was incorrect. The use of multiple examples is good - why don't they do this in the law book?

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